2010 Indiana Code
TITLE 10. PUBLIC SAFETY
ARTICLE 19. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
CHAPTER 8. COUNTERTERRORISM AND SECURITY COUNCIL

IC 10-19-8
     Chapter 8. Counterterrorism and Security Council

IC 10-19-8-1
Council established
    
Sec. 1. The counterterrorism and security council is established.
As added by P.L.22-2005, SEC.17.

IC 10-19-8-2
Membership; nonvoting members
    
Sec. 2. (a) The council consists of the following members:
        (1) The lieutenant governor.
        (2) The executive director.
        (3) The superintendent of the state police department.
        (4) The adjutant general.
        (5) The state health commissioner.
        (6) The commissioner of the department of environmental management.
        (7) The director of the Indiana state department of agriculture.
        (8) The chairman of the Indiana utility regulatory commission.
        (9) The commissioner of the Indiana department of transportation.
        (10) The executive director of the Indiana criminal justice institute.
        (11) The commissioner of the bureau of motor vehicles.
        (12) A local law enforcement officer or a member of the law enforcement training academy appointed by the governor.
        (13) The speaker of the house of representatives or the speaker's designee.
        (14) The president pro tempore of the senate or the president pro tempore's designee.
        (15) The chief justice of the supreme court.
        (16) The director of the department of natural resources or, if designated by the director, the deputy director who manages the bureau of law enforcement and administration.
        (17) The state veterinarian.
        (18) The chief information officer of the office of technology.
    (b) The members of the council under subsection (a)(13), (a)(14), and (a)(15) are nonvoting members.
    (c) Representatives of the United States Department of Justice may serve as members of the council as the council and the Department of Justice may determine. Any representatives of the Department of Justice serve as nonvoting members of the council.
As added by P.L.22-2005, SEC.17. Amended by P.L.1-2006, SEC.181; P.L.101-2006, SEC.19; P.L.120-2008, SEC.4; P.L.27-2010, SEC.5.

IC 10-19-8-3
Chair
    
Sec. 3. The lieutenant governor shall serve as the chair of the

council and in this capacity report directly to the governor.
As added by P.L.22-2005, SEC.17.

IC 10-19-8-4
Duties
    
Sec. 4. (a) The council shall do the following:
        (1) Develop a strategy in concert with the department to enhance the state's capacity to prevent and respond to terrorism.
        (2) Develop a counterterrorism plan in conjunction with relevant state agencies, including a comprehensive needs assessment.
        (3) Review each year and update when necessary the plan developed under subdivision (2).
        (4) Develop in concert with the department a counterterrorism curriculum for use in basic police training and for advanced in-service training of veteran law enforcement officers.
        (5) Develop affiliates of the council to coordinate local efforts and serve as the point of contact for the council and the United States Department of Homeland Security.
        (6) Develop a plan for sharing intelligence information across multiple federal, state, and local law enforcement and homeland security agencies.
    (b) The council shall report periodically its findings and recommendations to the governor.
As added by P.L.22-2005, SEC.17.

IC 10-19-8-5
Staff
    
Sec. 5. (a) The executive director may employ staff for the council, subject to the approval of the governor.
    (b) The executive director shall serve as:
        (1) the central coordinator for counterterrorism issues; and
        (2) the state's point of contact for:
            (A) the Office for Domestic Preparedness in the United States Department of Justice; and
            (B) the United States Department of Homeland Security.
As added by P.L.22-2005, SEC.17.

IC 10-19-8-6
Council expenses
    
Sec. 6. (a) The expenses of the council shall be paid from appropriations made by the general assembly.
    (b) Money received by the council as a grant or a gift is appropriated for the purposes of the grant or the gift.
As added by P.L.22-2005, SEC.17.

IC 10-19-8-7
Member expenses; per diem
    
Sec. 7. (a) Each member of the council who is not a state employee is not entitled to the minimum salary per diem provided by

IC 4-10-11-2.1(b). The member is, however, entitled to reimbursement for travel expenses as provided in IC 4-13-1-4 and other expenses actually incurred in connection with the member's duties as provided in the state policies and procedures established by the Indiana department of administration and approved by the budget agency.
    (b) Each member of the council who is a state employee but who is not a member of the general assembly is entitled to reimbursement for travel expenses as provided under IC 4-13-1-4 and other expenses actually incurred in connection with the member's duties as provided in the state policies and procedures established by the Indiana department of administration and approved by the budget agency.
    (c) Each member of the council who is a member of the general assembly is entitled to receive the same per diem, mileage, and travel allowances paid to legislative members of interim study committees established by the legislative council. Per diem, mileage, and travel allowances paid under this subsection shall be paid from appropriations made to the legislative council or the legislative services agency.
As added by P.L.22-2005, SEC.17.

IC 10-19-8-8
Vote required to take action
    
Sec. 8. The affirmative votes of a majority of the voting members of the council are required for the council to take action on any measure, including final reports.
As added by P.L.22-2005, SEC.17.

IC 10-19-8-9
Receipt of confidential law enforcement information
    
Sec. 9. (a) The council may receive confidential law enforcement information from the state police department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or other federal, state, or local law enforcement agencies.
    (b) For purposes of IC 5-14-1.5 and IC 5-14-3, information received under subsection (a) is confidential.
As added by P.L.22-2005, SEC.17.

IC 10-19-8-10
Cooperation of state agencies
    
Sec. 10. All state agencies shall cooperate to the fullest extent possible with the council and the executive director to implement this chapter.
As added by P.L.22-2005, SEC.17.

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